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    Value of distribution network reconfiguration in presence of renewable energy resources

    , Article IEEE Transactions on Power Systems ; Volume 31, Issue 3 , 2016 , Pages 1879-1888 ; 08858950 (ISSN) Dorostkar Ghamsari, M. R ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, M ; Lehtonen, M ; Safdarian, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc 
    Proliferation of renewable energy resources in distribution networks has captured distribution companies' attention towards more active management tools. Thanks to the smart grid paradigm, hourly network reconfiguration, which is still among immature ideas, can bring the activeness required to handle fluctuating output of renewable resources. The aim of this study is to analyze the worthiness of the hourly reconfiguration in the presence of renewable energy resources. For doing so, a mathematical model is devised to minimize daily network losses via applying hourly reconfigurations. The model is a mixed integer second-order cone programming problem and is solved via MOSEK solver. The... 

    Electricity distribution grids resilience enhancement by network reconfiguration

    , Article International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems ; Volume 31, Issue 11 , 2021 ; 20507038 (ISSN) Sabouhi, H ; Doroudi, A ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, M ; Bashiri, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd  2021
    Electric power systems try to maximize resilience by various enhancement strategies as preventive and corrective actions against extreme weather events. This paper presents an operational network reconfiguration strategy during a high wind event to strengthen the resiliency of distribution networks. In the proposed resilience enhancement strategy, a bi-level optimization problem is formulated with two conflicting objectives (i) maximizing grid resilience and (ii) realize the primary objective by a minimum number of out-of-service lines (OSLs) switching operations. Furthermore, the algorithm considers the priority of loads, which is an important characteristic of modern distribution grids.... 

    Improve capacity utilization of substation transformers via distribution network reconfiguraion and load transfer

    , Article EEEIC 2016 - International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, 7 June 2016 through 10 June 2016 ; 2016 ; 9781509023196 (ISBN) Dorostkar Ghamsari, M. R ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, M ; Safdarian, A ; Hoshyarzade, A. S ; Lehtonen, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2016
    Nowadays, the essentiality of asset management in power systems and higher utilization of resources have become more critical to keep pace with the radically growing demand of today's networks. Power transformers are amongst the most important equipments installed in power distribution systems. Therefore, this paper presents a novel methodology to improve the utilization of substation transformers. In this methodology, the transformer utilization of a two-transformer substation is increased via reconfiguration considering the single contingency policy (SCP). The online reconfiguration helps to maximize the amount of load transferred from a substation with a failed transformer to its... 

    Optimal distribution network reconfiguration considering power quality issues

    , Article 2017 IEEE Smart Grid Conference, SGC 2017, 20 December 2017 through 21 December 2017 ; Volume 2018-January , March , 2018 , Pages 1-6 ; 9781538642795 (ISBN) Nazerian, E ; Gharebaghi, S ; Safdarian, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2018
    Distribution network reconfiguration as a technique for reducing network losses and enhancing voltage profile has attracted attention of many researchers. In spite of impacts network reconfiguration can have on power quality indices, the potentials have not been studied enough. To fill the gap, this paper presents a method to determine optimum network configuration considering voltage profile, network losses, and total harmonic distortion (THD). The proposed method also vouches for radial structure of the network, supplying all loads, and maintaining voltages and currents within allowable bounds. Since network reconfiguration problem is a combinatorial optimization problem, a meta-heuristic... 

    Optimal switch placement in power distribution systems with complex configurations

    , Article 2019 Smart Gird Conference, SGC 2019, 18 December 2019 through 19 December 2019 ; 2019 ; 9781728158945 (ISBN) Jalilian, A ; Taheri, B ; Safdarian, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of electrical and electronics engineers Inc  2019
    Sectionalizing switches are the main components of any restoration scheme in fault situations of power distribution systems. In this paper, customer outage costs reduction is aimed through the optimal simultaneous placement of manual and remote-controlled switches (RCSs). Network reconfigurations are constrained such that operational considerations like statutory ranges for voltage levels, lines' thermal capacities, and necessity of radial configuration be conserved. Total cost reduction is mathematically modeled in a mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model that makes the global optimal solution accessible. The validity of the proposed model is evaluated on the IEEE 33-bus network. In... 

    Distribution system efficiency improvement by reconfiguration and capacitor placement using a modified particle swarm optimization algorithm

    , Article EPEC 2010 - IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference: "Sustainable Energy for an Intelligent Grid", 25 August 2010 through 27 August 2010 ; August , 2010 ; 9781424481880 (ISBN) Rezaei, P ; Vakilian, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Capacitor placement/setting is one of the main means for loss reduction and voltage profile improvement in distribution systems. If capacitor placement is meant, the objective function will be the cost of energy losses besides the capacitors costs in a specified period of time. Here, reconfiguration can be used as a strategy to reform the base configuration of the distribution network in order to place the capacitors more efficiently with lower costs. On the other hand, if capacitors are already available in a network, optimum capacitors setting and network reconfiguration should be performed for power loss minimization. In this paper both power loss minimization and capacitor placement cost...